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Artist Feature 3: Floy Zittin (countdown to Open Studio 2012)

Garden Charms by Jen Norton

Finishing up my Garden Charms!

Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my Garden Charms® for this weekend’s Open Studio. These are super popular because they allow you to hang art anywhere…kitchen, bath, even outdoors! And speaking of outdoors….

Leafy Labyrinth 2 © Floy Zittin

Leafy Labyrinth 2 by Floy Zittin

I want to introduce you to today’s Featured Artist, my friend and amateur birder Floy Zittin. Floy has years of experience in scientific illustration and uses it to gracefully capture birds in their local habitats, which she renders with a mystical quality using watercolor on both paper and canvas. You can see more of Floy’s work on her website or in her new Etsy store. We’ll both be exhibiting this weekend in Saratoga and you can get all the info here.

 

 

Sparrows © Floy Zittin

Sparrows by Floy Zittin

Artist Feature 1: Yao-pi Hsu (countdown to Open Studio 2012)

Cool Summer Salad © Jen Norton

“Cool Summer Salad,” 20 x 20", Acrylic on canvas

Hi Art Lovers and Fans…

I’m getting all my art ready and planning my booth for my Open Studio this weekend, May 12 & 13, 2012. Today I put the hanging wire on this fun piece called “Cool Summer Salad”. Doesn’t it just make you want to eat healthy? And one of these days I’m going to design some fabric with this pattern…wouldn’t that be awesome to put on my table under my cool summer salad?

I also want to introduce you to some of the other artists I’ll be showing with this weekend. There will be 14 of us in all, set up on a beautiful property at 19880 Lark Way in Saratoga, CA. I’m going to feature one artist each day this week to whet your appetite. You’ll just have to stop by the show to meet the rest of the artists!

Today’s featured artist is my friend and photographer Yao-pi Hsu. Her work was recently selected for the Chief Curator’s Choice Award by the Chief Curator himself of the Triton Museum of Art, Preston Metcalf. About her work, he said, “It is not always the case that a photographer has the eye of a painter, but Yao-pi Hsu does, and she composes her photographs with a delicate of form and color…”

See you this weekend!

Tulip © Yao Pi Hsu

“Tulip” by Yao Pi Hsu